How To Make Live Wallpaper In Photoshop

Do you wish to enhance the aesthetic of your desktop by reflecting your own unique style and preferences? Utilizing Photoshop, you can transform any image into a dynamic wallpaper. Follow this effortless tutorial for guidance.

Step 1: Creating a New Document

Firstly, you need to create a new Photoshop document with a resolution matching the screen resolution of your device. Go to File > New, then enter your screen resolution dimensions.

Step 2: Import Your Image

Now, import the image you want to turn into a live wallpaper. Go to File > Place Embedded, and select your desired image. Resize and adjust the image to fit your screen resolution.

Step 3: Create an Animation

The fun part begins here! To make the wallpaper “live”, we need to create a simple animation. In Photoshop, this can be achieved using the Timeline panel. If it’s not visible, go to Window > Timeline to display it.

Click on “Create Video Timeline” and a new layer will be added in the timeline panel. Click on the dropdown arrow on the layer in timeline and click on the stopwatch icon next to Position, Opacity or Style. This will create a keyframe. Keyframes are used to set parameters for motion, effects, and audio at specific points in time.

Now, move the playhead to the end of the timeline, and adjust the position, opacity or style of the layer. This will automatically create a new keyframe.

Play the timeline and you will see your image animating from the start point to the end point based on the parameters you have set.

Step 4: Export the Animation

Once you’re satisfied with your animation, it’s time to export it. Go to File > Export > Render Video. Choose your preferred settings and then click on the Render button. Your animated live wallpaper is now ready to use!


Creating a live wallpaper in Photoshop is not only fun but also a great way to create a personalized touch to your device. With a few easy steps, anyone can create a live wallpaper. So what are you waiting for? Unleash your creativity and try it yourself!